October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I have always loved holidays, I guess I am just a big kid. Having a child makes you appreciate them even more because I want to create memories and traditions for my little man. We carved our first pumpkin as a family yesterday. I took so many pictures I just couldn't decide which ones to post so I posted quite a few more than normal (sorry- but they are so cute) My husband says, "Just delete the ones that didn't turn out good or that look the same." Is he crazy? I can't delete any of them, it feels wrong to delete pics of my baby.

Anyways, we will be visiting his cousin tomorrow and "trick-or-treating" in their costumes so I will have more adorable pics to post soon. In the mean time, enjoy our little pumpkin...

October 27, 2011

Seven Months

Holy Smokes! My Little Man is 7 months old already! I just can't believe it. He is doing so many things already. He pulls himself up to a standing position and even takes a couple wobbly steps. He is eating very small, soft finger foods and getting use to a sippy cup. He is such a good, mellow baby we are so blessed.

He just means the world to me and nothing really matters if he is not happy and healthy. I have never loved anyone or anything as much as I love Noah. (Except for God of course, because if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have our little man in our lives)

It has been said so many times; A baby changes everything!

October 26, 2011

Baby Time

I have been lucky enough to have the past 3 days off! I got to spend them with my little man. We played and cuddled and read books. We got to take walks outside with Lola too. It felt so good to just be with my baby.

October 24, 2011

Note to Self

Dear Me,
If I would have known how long it was going to be until I saw you again, I would have appreciated our time together so much more. I really miss you. Don't get me wrong-my son is my life, but just because I had a baby doesn't mean I never want to see you again. I know you are trying to come back but you really need to work a bit harder because I am going crazy without you. I miss our old wardrobe, our old social life, and our relationship with our husband.  It's a good thing babies bring so much joy. I see a light at the end of the tunnel, but right now it's more like an on coming train. Please hurry back, I really need you.


Perhaps you are not one to talk to yourself and will find this post a tad on the crazy side. I have conversations with myself all the time. Usually they are not verbalized or written down for hundreds to see, but in this case, it is helping the grieving process. If anyone has had a baby who is under a year old, I'm kinda hoping you have felt this same way at some point. I have found myself feeling sorry for myself and having a memory lane moment on how I use to look.The picture below is pre-married, pre-pregnant, and doesn't seem that long ago, but I guess it is.

October 21, 2011

Target Syndrome

Does anyone else go into Target for shampoo and end up spending $75! Everytime! I have a serious problem. I even talk to myself as I'm walking in and say, "Just go straight to the aisle, grab what you need and leave" and then it's like ohhh look at that, or this is cute, that's a good deal....and I end up with almost $100 worth of stuff.

October 17, 2011

The Weekend in Pictures

We went camping with my husbands side of the family to Hocking Hills, Ohio. We had beautiful weather and a wonderful time. Noah just loved being outside and smiled and laughed at everyone walking by. I probably annoyed my family by being a tad overprotective of the baby, but all in all I think I handled my son being near the edge of a cliff pretty well. Can't wait to do it again.



October 13, 2011

And We're Off

There is no school tomorrow-Yay! And my husband took a vacation day. We are going to go camping (cabin style) as a family. I'm hoping the weather is beautiful because Little Man is coming with us for his first overnight weekend trip. The only downside is all the equipment we need to pack for the little guy. Lola is unfortunately not joining us, she will be staying at my parents house :(

Have an amazing weekend and take time to breathe and notice all that is around you!! I heart Fall!!

October 12, 2011

Always Better in the Morning

I was feeling a little defeated yesterday. I woke up this morning and saw a friend had posted this picture on Facebook. It made me smile. It also made me a little sad because life goes by so fast. We are only here for a moment and we need to enjoy every minute. It was the motivation I needed to realize that everything is Okay and I may not see it now, but it will get better. Hopefully this makes you smile too.

(sorry it's a little grainy)

October 11, 2011


I am currently at a place in my life where I am truly experiencing what it feels like to be a Gemini. I am being pulled in two drastically different directions and it is creating quite the unbalance. I have a beautiful little boy, a home, a happy marriage, and I'm working, which so many people can't say. Yet I find myself not satisfied with where I thought I would be right now. I thought I would have a home, as in a house. I thought I would be teaching-full time, not randomly. I feel like I want to just go shopping like I use to and buy amazing pieces of clothing. We are on such a tight budget right now that I get excited if we have the money to buy toothpaste. Every conversation with my husband revolves around money and I never thought we would ever do that, because we were just so different when we first got married.

I hate complaining and I will probably regret venting this to any readers I have because it sounds so selfish, materialistic and unappreciative.
I've been praying and thanking God for all that I have and at the same time feeling unsettled in my heart with our situation.

Do you ever find it hard to not worry and just believe everything will be okay?

I know that I should not have anxiety, but I'm human and flawed and I feel it. Here's to a new day tomorrow and hopefully a brighter outlook.

October 10, 2011

Our Busy Weekend

Oh My Goodness!! The weather this weekend was fabulous. It was the perfect fall weekend. On Saturday we went to get Amish apple pie, mums, pumpkins, and just enjoy driving on a sunny day with the changing leaves. We went to a pumpkin patch and had a little photo shoot with little man. My nephew's birthday was on Sunday and it was a costume party. Little man dressed up as a puppy and his cousin was a pirate. It was a great weekend and to top it off I don't have to work today! Here's our weekend in pics....

October 7, 2011

Happy Weekend!!

Another long work week. It actually did seem to go pretty fast. Noah is pulling himself up to a standing position and crawling all over now. I just can't believe it!! My little baby is growing so fast.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Take time to enjoy the beautiful weather (we are actually having beautiful weather here in Cleveland) I think between the out of town friends coming in and other plans, we are going to try and go to an apple orchard or get pumpkins or both.

October 3, 2011

Another Milestone!

My husband and I were watching the Browns game (well he was watching the Browns game, I was watching the baby and sitting next to him on the couch.) In our house, after church, it's football-nothing else. I've tried to change it, but this is one battle I have accepted I won't win. ANYWAY.... more importantly my little man pulled himself up on his exersaucer and stood there!! I was so shocked. He actually held it long enough for me to snap a picture before he fell. (excuse the diaper showing- this is a weird outfit and doesn't have a snap at the bottom-too weird)

By the way, he has also started crawling. It's not powerful or fast yet, but he makes ground coverage. I just can't believe how fast they change, it's like, in one day you have a whole new baby.